Iron is important in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. Iron is found in vegetables like leafy green vegetables like broccoli and spinach, soya and dark chocolate. Iron needs Vitamin C-rich foods like oranges and apples to enhance absorption. Combining the two nutrients is very important, and making sure you are getting enough of both in your daily diet.
More people than ever before are choosing to follow a meat-free diet, whether that is as a vegan or a vegetarian. In addition, there is also a wider range of nutritional supplements aimed at non-meat eaters than ever before. But do vegans and vegetarians actually need to take supplements?
If you or a family member have made the switch to a plant-based diet, or are considering doing so, a natural concern is likely to be: ‘how do I make sure I am getting all of the nutrition my body needs?